[Comp-neuro] Faculty position in Cognitive Science/Computational Modelling - University of Sheffield

Tom Stafford t.stafford at sheffield.ac.uk
Wed Oct 21 09:35:06 CEST 2015

*Chair/Reader/Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Cognitive
Science/Computational Modelling *

Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, UK

Closing Date *24th November 2015*

The Department of Psychology is looking for an outstanding scholar (at any
level of seniority) in the area of Cognitive Science and Computational
Modelling, to enhance its world-leading research portfolio in cognitive,
computational and systems neuroscience and in brain-based robotics and its
emerging activities in high volume data processing, online behavioural
measurement, and virtual and mixed-reality systems.

You should have a PhD (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant
discipline, have an excellent publication record for your career
stage/level and be able to evidence of the ability or potential to attract
independent research funding. The ability to organize and carry out
teaching, supervision and research training to a high standard is also

You will join a vibrant department, which is amongst the largest in the UK,
which importantly has been consistently ranked as one of the outstanding
research departments in all seven UK Research Assessment Exercises to date.
We have one of the largest centres of postgraduate psychology research in
the country and were ranked 7th in the UK for research income in the ESRC’s
2011 Psychology International Benchmarking exercise.

The post is available from 1 April 2016.

*For* further details visit: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs Job reference:

For informal enquiries please contact Tony Prescott
<https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/psychology/staff/academic/tony-prescott> (
t.j.prescott at sheffield.ac.uk) or Paul Overton
<https://www.shef.ac.uk/psychology/staff/academic/paul-overton1> (
p.g.overton at sheffield.ac.uk).

*About the University*

Sheffield University <http://www.shef.ac.uk> is a World Top 100 University
and home to 25,000 of the brightest students in the world. Twenty-four per
cent of our students come from outside the UK. Our graduates and former
staff include five Nobel Prize winners, an Olympic gold medallist and
Britain’s first female astronaut.

The Department of Psychology <http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/psychology/> at
Sheffield is among the largest in the UK and has been consistently ranked
as one of the outstanding research departments in all seven UK Research
Assessment Exercises to date. For example, over 80% of our department’s
research was classed as internationally excellent or world leading in the
2014 Research Excellent Framework (REF).

The Department occupies a purpose-built 5-floor building (with annexes),
which is being fully refurbished next year following considerable capital
investment (~£10M) by the University. Facilities include a child
development laboratory, high-density ERP and EEG (128 electrode) systems,
and a virtual reality suite.

The Department also occupies modern office and laboratory facilities at (i)
the University's central neuroscience facility, which is fully equipped for
state-of-the-art in vivo and in vitro neuroscience and behavioural testing,
and includes a small-bore 7T fMRI facility; and (ii) Sheffield Robotics
<http://www.sheffieldrobotics.ac.uk>, an interdisciplinary research
institute equipped with an engineering workshop, robot platforms including
the iCub humanoid, a human-robot interaction laboratory,  and a motion
capture suite. Across the University the department also actively
participates in Insigneo <http://insigneo.org>, the Institute for in Silico
Medicine, through its activities in digital  organism models; and in the Centre
for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare <http://www.catch.org.uk>
(CATCH) through collaborative research on assistive technologies including
companion robots.


Tom Stafford


Lecturer in Psychology and Cognitive Science
Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield
Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TP, UK

Room 2.24
Tel +44 (0) 114 22 26620

t.stafford at shef.ac.uk

Office Hour: Thursdays 2pm-3pm during Semester (except reading week)

NOTES FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: please read this before emailing me

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